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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NE U.S. Senate Jr Deb Fischer Republican 47%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 27%
NE Lieutenant Governor Lavon Heidemann Non-partisan 44%
NE State Senate 11 Ernie Chambers Non-partisan 22%
NE Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Foley Republican 46%
NE Mayor At-Large Chris Beutler 38%
NE Supervisor 4 Dennis Byars Non-partisan 33%
NE Council Member Ward 5 Donald Preister Non-partisan 31%
NE Council Member At-Large DiAnna Schimek Non-partisan 33%
Raymond Aguilar 38%
Thomas Baker 43%
Patrick Bourne 43%
Kermit Brashear 26%
Pamela Brown 35%
Carroll Craig Burling 46%
Jeanne Combs 33%
Matt Connealy 39%
Abbie Cornett 30%
Jim Cudaback 38%
Douglas Cunningham 43%
L. Patrick Engel 44%
Philip Erdman 59%
Mike Flood 46%
Gwen Howard 36%
Carol Hudkins 40%
Ray Janssen 36%
Jim Jensen 39%
Joel Johnson 31%
Gail Kopplin 36%
Robert Kremer 40%
Lowen Kruse 33%
David Landis 27%
Chris Langemeier 51%
LeRoy Louden 49%
Vickie McDonald 29%
Mick Mines 44%
Rich Pahls 36%
Dwite Pedersen 17%
Donald Pederson 38%
Marian Price 36%
Ronald Raikes 39%
Pamela Redfield 55%
Ed Schrock 33%
Elaine Ruth Stuhr 40%
Arnie Stuthman 38%
John Synowiecki 34%
Nancy Thompson 33%
Roger Ralph Wehrbein 39%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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